I-77 moves people and commerce faster than ever before
The I-77 Express project in North Carolina is moving people and commerce faster than ever before, according to a study by US consultancy Steer.
The study, published in Charlotte Business Journal, has estimated that the improved efficiency of the project has saved approximately $170 million in travel time, reliability and vehicle operating costs, with an additional $1 million in safety and emissions savings secured. Meanwhile, productivity improvements credited to the enhanced traffic flow have contributed an extra $30 million to the local economy.
The project, which involves the widening of 26 miles of existing highway, adding lanes with variable electronic tolls, provides upgraded infrastructure to one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Since investing in the project, John Laing has worked closely with its partners including Cintra, which commissioned the Steer study, to provide active support to improve the experience of highway users.